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Nancy Pelosi

  1. 2018 elections
    Bad News, Republicans, Voters Aren’t Afraid of Nancy PelosiA new CNN poll shows that the former Speaker isn’t the bogeyman the GOP wishes she was.
  2. Nancy Pelosi Rebukes Maxine Waters for Endorsing Harassment of Trump OfficialsThis is probably not a conversation Democratic leaders want to be having.
  3. Franklin Graham Invades ‘Godless’ CaliforniaIn the state where Billy Graham built his national reputation, Franklin Graham has embraced the Christian right activism his father rejected.
  4. Democrats Have Finally Found Their Midterm MessageThe party has boiled Trump’s scandals and the GOP’s regressive policies down into a one-word story: corruption.
  5. ‘Rigging’ Primaries Is Fine. Backing Bad Candidates Isn’t.It isn’t illegitimate for a party to put its weight behind the more “electable” candidate — but only if it can be trusted to know who that is.
  6. Could Nancy Pelosi Lose Her Leadership Position After the Midterms?If Democrats retake the House, Pelosi may need to keep Democratic defections at a minimum. If Democrats fall short, anything could happen.
  7. After Ryan’s Exit, Big-Money Donors Turn to War for Senate“McConnell has said, ‘The House is lost, we have to hold the Senate,’” says a Republican operative.
  8. The Most Unhinged Political Ad of 2018 Is Already HereFormer Michigan congressman Kerry Bentivolio is attempting a comeback, sporting a terrifying new ad.
  9. GOP Rushes Omnibus Spending Bill Through HouseAfter the near defeat of the rule for passage of the bill, the House whipped it through unread, though the Senate may not be able to do likewise.
  10. Congress to Vote on 2,232-Page Spending Bill Before Ink Is DryMore than halfway through fiscal year 2018, Congress still can’t fund the federal government in an orderly and timely manner.
  11. the national interest
    Nancy Pelosi Is Good at Her Job and She Should Keep It.Why are House Democrats again talking about getting rid of the most effective legislative leader they’ve had in forever?
  12. House Democratic Leaders Rally to Defend Their Illinois HereticDoes a Democratic “big tent” really require that deep blue districts continue to elect congressmen like the right-of-center Dan Lipinski?
  13. international women's day
    25 Famous Female Leaders on PowerPoliticians, CEOs, and writers on what it means to lead.
  14. In Defense of the ‘Dumbest Shutdown’The spending deal that Rand Paul held up for a few hours was pretty dumb, too.
  15. backwards and in heels
    Nancy Pelosi Defended Dreamers for 8 Hours in 4-Inch HeelsIn a record-setting speech on the House floor.
  16. Pelosi’s ‘DACA-buster’ Speech Likely a Record-Setter for the HousePelosi can’t stop a spending deal that excludes DACA. But she can talk about it.
  17. Senate Reaches a Budget Deal That Lets Everyone WinExcept for Dreamers and deficit hawks.
  18. Surprise! Congress May Sneak Debt-Limit Increase Into Its Stopgap Spending BillIt could take care of a big legislative headache — or blow up the delicate negotiations.
  19. Paul Ryan Deletes Tweet Connecting Woman’s Tiny Raise to Tax CutThis was probably for the best.
  20. The Best Reactions to Trump’s First State of the UnionNancy Pelosi is not impressed.
  21. power
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says America Would Be Better If Nancy Pelosi Smiled MoreThe Press Secretary was not pleased with the House Minority Leader’s sour expression during the State of the Union.
  22. state of the uniom
    Pelosi Says Focus of State of the Union Should Be on Trump’s ‘Slobbering’“If his nose isn’t running and he isn’t burping, he did a great speech.”
  23. Hillary Clinton’s ‘Faith Adviser’ Also Offered Bad AdviceBurns Strider may or may not be guilty of sexual misconduct. But it sounds like he was guilty of political malfeasance.
  24. Lawmakers Turned the Government Shutdown Into a Blame GameFeaturing a highly partisan White House voice-mail message.
  25. Get Ready for More Pelosi and San Francisco–Bashing by House GOP CandidatesTying her opponent to culture-war boogeymen helped Karen Handel turn out conservatives in Georgia. There will be copycats.
  26. reality tv judges
    Nancy Pelosi, a Surprise RuPaul’s Drag Race Fan, Will Serve As a Guest JudgeThe Democratic Minority Leader goes to the House of RuPaul.
  27. Just 13 Shopping Days Before a Possible Meltdown in D.C.!The GOP has passed a tax bill in both chambers and pushed a government-shutdown crisis back two weeks. But the week before Xmas could be treacherous.
  28. Nancy Pelosi Calls on John Conyers to Resign Over Sexual-Harassment AllegationsPelosi’s statement comes as the 88-year-old was reportedly hospitalized in Detroit.
  29. Republicans Trying to Engineer a Government Shutdown They Can Blame on DemocratsIn the latest maneuvering over spending, Republicans want Democrats to go to the mats on immigration policy and perhaps trigger a government shutdown.
  30. Teacher! Teacher! Don and Chuck and Nancy Are Fighting Again!Dangerously near the date when a stopgap spending agreement expires, Trump and congressional Democratic leaders are feuding and shifting blame.
  31. Trump Tweets Skepticism of Deal With Democrats to Keep Government OpenIn response, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi canceled a meeting with the president.
  32. sexual harrassment
    Conyers Steps Down As Ranking Democrat on House Judiciary CommitteeHe is continuing to deny the allegations of sexual harassment that have been made against him.
  33. Nancy Pelosi Punts on Whether John Conyers Should Quit“He’s done a great deal to protect women.”
  34. Pelosi Wants Democrats to Talk Economics, Not ImpeachmentThe speaker thinks her party should focus on making an affirmative case for its agenda — and let Trump destroy himself.
  35. Trump Administration Supports Path to Citizenship, a.k.a. Amnesty, for DreamersIn the latest in a series of flip-flops, the Trump administration now seems to be endorsing eventual citizenship for beneficiaries of a deal on DACA.
  36. So Much for ‘Bipartisan’ Trump: He’s the Congressional GOP’s Best Friend AgainIn backing a partisan health-care bill and working to save McConnell’s candidate in Alabama, POTUS is back in harness with his congressional party.
  37. Nancy Pelosi Shouted Down at Pro-Daca Press Conference by Pro-DACA ProtestersSome activists may be expecting too much from Democrats.
  38. let her speak
    Nancy Pelosi Will Not Be Talked Over by Men“Do the women get to talk around here?” Pelosi asked at Wednesday’s White House dinner.
  39. Trump’s Immigration Flip-FlopHis astonishing (if shaky) deal with Democrats is a miniature version of the immigration reform efforts that divided the GOP in the recent past.
  40. McConnell Says Next Debt Limit Vote Won’t Happen Until Next YearMcConnell was blindsided by Trump’s fiscal deal with Democrats. But now it seems a debt limit increase can be delayed, reducing Democratic leverage.
  41. The Trump-Democratic Fiscal Deal Puts The Lid Back On A Boiling PotTrump’s fiscal deal with Democrats really just put off a manufactured crisis. The problems the GOP faces in enacting a tax bill haven’t gone away.
  42. Uh-Oh: Tim Ryan Becomes the Star of a Republican Tax AdHis remarks were taken out of context in a GOP ad, but Tim Ryan can find ways to talk about economic growth without mentioning corporate tax cuts.
  43. It’s Time for Term Limits for Congressional Party Leaders — Even Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi has done good work. But in an era where Congress is chronically unpopular, 16 years in leadership is too long.
  44. ‘I’m Worth the Trouble’: Nancy Pelosi Defiant As Democrats Discuss Ousting HerAbout a dozen representatives met on Thursday to discuss whether there’s a way to force her out ahead of the midterms.
  45. Nancy Pelosi Didn’t Cost Jon Ossoff the ElectionThe Democrats aren’t going to take back the House by winning voters who recoil at the thought of a liberal woman from San Francisco holding power.
  46. 6 Takeaways From the Very Special Election in GeorgiaDemocrats again outperformed historical markers — but disappointed those looking for a breakthrough. What does that mean for 2018?
  47. Georgia’s Extra-Special Election Enters the Final StretchIn a race that’s too close to call, both parties are seeing a potential harbinger for what will happen in the 2018 midterms.
  48. Jon Ossoff Pulls Ahead in Polling As the GOP Tries to Link Him to Kathy GriffinThe nation’s most expensive House race just keeps getting pricier.
  49. Democrats Toy With Some Debt Limit Hostage-Taking of Their OwnAfter years of supporting unconditional increases, they are now considering making the GOP abandon a budget-busting tax cut.
  50. Heading Into Stretch in Georgia Special Election, Money No Problem for OssoffNor is it for his Republican rival in what is already the most expensive House race in U.S. history.
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